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Dr. StrangeLiPo ... or How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love The Battery !
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 Posted: Mon Apr 24th, 2017 08:38 pm
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Good points Helmut...but I have only 5 lokies now and run "lone wolf" so I only need one loco in operation at one time. I will, however, note that the only interference I had over the years was caused (evidently) by a bad flourescent light at a convention center where the modular club set-up. An N scale club blamed me for interference also but the real culprit was a Lionel layout next to us operated with a digital doo-dah and sound effects, etc. which caused their motorized mice to misbehave.
Well, that's my story and I'm living with it!
BTW-did you see the "wink, wink" in my post?

We'll have fun, fun, fun, till her daddy takes the T Bird away!
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For my planned layout I figure I'll only be running one loco at a time...maybe two if I get really brave.  But, I'm still very new to this R/C stuff, so I have a big learning curve ahead of me.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 25th, 2017 07:49 am
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I demonstrate my radio control locos at shows and typically have two transmitters on at once. I have not had any problems with interference between the two systems, the way they operate is designed to be interference free so that is what I would expect.

Last December at the Manchester exhibition I was next to the "End of the line" layout which uses radio controlled vehicles. These use the same system as I use for the locos. Again, there were no problems.

I have also had no problems with WiFi systems when the locos are bound to the transmitters beforehand. The only problems I have had (and this is over four years of using radio control pretty well exclusively) is when binding a loco to a transmitter, I have found it does not work too well if close to a WiFi device - in this case, my computer which sits alongside my workbench. Simply moving further away solves the problem and once bound there is no problem at all.

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I wonder if there is some form of plastic bag shielding so we can bind anywhere.



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Every system has its dos and don'ts. For wireless, one of them is to bind the vehicle's receiver beforehand.



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I was so impressed with the price of the 380mAh LiPo I found, for only £1.36p inc P&P ...

... that I decided to buy another one as well !


( I'm only chalking-up ONE on the £15 Quid budget though, OK ? )





So now I have TWO !  the same !!




I also had a bit of a further nose around, in the wonderful world of eBay.

Checking out all that CHINESE CRAP that some of you think I shouldn't be using !


It's ALL Chinese crap BTW guys ...

... The EXPENSIVE CRAP just gets a glitzy label stuck on it & they charge your VISA card more for it !


Mmm...


So I ended up with a 3rd LiPo battery as well.

31x20x7mm in size ( photo later ! ... ;) )


Cheapest I could find this one for as a 'buy it now' was £2.10p

Mmm ... a bit expensive !

So I held out, and went for an AUCTION on the same battery !!


BINGO !


Got the 250mAh LiPo for only £1.20p inc P&P :bg:


N  I  C  E  !


:brill:


Si.



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.......and the postage was?



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Well Tony,
Hubsan Walkera also is Chinese stuff and you get 6off 3.7V@380mAh w/ loader for 12.29€ including P&P  here in Germany.
@Si how's that?

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" .......and the postage was? "


Hi Tony :wave:


Included.


250mAh £1.20 inc. P&P


380mAh £1.36p inc. P&P


:brill:


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" Si how's that? "


Hi Helmut :wave:


Not bad !

You're getting the hang of this buying cheap crap operation !! ;)


I did see the all-in-one 4,5, or 6 batteries + charger deals.

Pretty good, I think, I'll do the maths on it.


Doesn't look as good as £1.36p inc. P&P each though.


I have actually bought a 'proper' charger also.

I was gonna do a benchtop 'lash up' on that, to save £0.99p or so.

But thought, hey ! this is 'proper stuff', gonna need a PROPER charger.


Chargers next . . .


:moose:


Si.


Dave the postman hurled the 1st 380mAh battery at me on Saturday morning !

Looks in nice shape, and has what seems like a 'healthy' 3.98 Volts on it. :bg:



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